Artist, producer and songwriter Elohim returns with new EP ‘Journey to the Center of Myself‘ from upcoming collection of works
The new EP features an unpredictable combination of alt-pop and bass boosted house, Elohim continues to push the boundaries of electronic music by embracing her vulnerable side.
“Journey to the Center of Myself,” is introduced by a song with the same name, a summer-ready anthem that adds to the EP’s kaleidoscopic palette, bouncing from classic house to experimental and indie alternative – from the amour-propre of “I Am The Greatest” to the introspective “Nice,” and the raw lyricism behind “Creatures.”
Elohim declares: “Journey to the Center of Myself’ is much like a labyrinth. The intention of a labyrinth is to heal your mind by following the spiral path without averting your eyes. Ultimately, what you experience is a short reprieve from the chaos of decision making as your mind is allowed to wander because there is no left or right, only a line that you know will lead you to the center and then back out again at whatever pace you choose. Johns Hopkins actually created one in Baltimore as a spiritual service for patients and their families to discover peace during trying times. This project was exactly that for me: it was a way for me to find peace in self-discovery. I have grown so much since I became Elohim. It has been a journey mentally, emotionally and physically. There are so many questions I find myself asking: Who am I? What am I? Where am I going? How did we get here? Each of these volumes was and is a way for me to explore things I didn’t and don’t have an answer to. The result is this, a ‘Journey to the Center of Myself’ in four parts, interconnected yet distinct.”
Another track is “STRUT” , paired with an official music video, directed by longtime collaborator, Chase O’Black and featuring both artists strutting their stuff on the runway, ablaze with flashing lights.
Elohim reveals, “Strut is a daily reminder to all of us, myself included, that the power we hold within ourselves is infinite. It’s a story of self-discovery and I feel proud, excited and empowered to share a record like this. I want to inspire others to own who they are, celebrate their uniqueness, and shine their wonderful light to the world!” She continues, “Working with Big Freedia on Strut makes the song even more meaningful. Her music and story have inspired and continues to inspire humans all over the world. I am moved by anyone who is true to who they are. I wish that for everyone and I hope Strut will encourage self-love and self-confidence with every listen.”
Elohim will be returning to the festival stage next month, appearing at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago on Friday, July 30th, preceded on Thursday, July 29th by a headlining show at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. She is also confirmed to take the stage at this year’s Hard Summer Festival in San Bernadino, CA on Sunday, August 1st and Firefly Festival in Dover, DE on Saturday, September 25th. Elohim is also slated to support Australian DJ and producer, Alison Wonderland with two performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on September 14th and 15th.